Firstly, Friar Laurence married Romeo and Juliet knowing that their families hated each other and that it could end very poorly (Shakespeare 944-45). Friar knew this was a bad idea, but he continued with it and married the two. However, if he did not do this he would never be in trouble and Romeo and Juliet would then have to get married the ordinary way, thus, letting both families know. Next Friar decides to give Juliet a vial which will put her in a death-like state and sends a letter to Romeo about the plan, but it does not get to him (Shakespeare 993-1012). If Friar Laurence did not give Juliet the vial, Romeo would not kill himself because he thinks Juliet is dead.
However, Friar Lawrence is more responsible than Tybalt for the deaths of our “star cross’d lovers” because he allowed Romeo and Juliet marry and it caused Romeo to avoid the fight at first with Tybalt, than later tried to stop the fight between Tybalt and Mercutio and caused Mercutio to get killed by Tybalt. Friar Lawrence also made a potion for Juliet to fake her death to let her see Romeo, but he failed to get the note to Romeo and Romeo didn’t know Juliet’s death was fake, so he ended up committing suicide and so did Juliet. Friar Lawrence never told anyone about Juliet’s death being fake. “So smile the heavens upon this holy act that after-hours with sorrow chide us not.” This was when Friar Lawrence agreed to marry Romeo and Juliet. It lead to them dying for each other’s love, when this could have been prevented if they weren’t married.
Who is to blame for the short-lived tragic end of Romeo and Juliet? Was it fate, the feud between the two families or one of the many characters in the play? All of these things and many more contributed to their deaths but what ultimately was to blame was no one but themselves. They were two young star-crossed lovers who didn’t know much about the world or about love. In this essay I will discuss the causes that brought the death of Romeo and Juliet.
In Romeo and Juliet, the hatred between the families affects not only Romeo and Juliet, but the entire town. In the prologue of the play it summarizes the conflict between the two families, "a long-standing hatred between two families erupts into new violence" (I.prologue.2-3). The families' duels were often in public and led to riots. Had the families not hated each other or banned the marriage, there would have been no need for either pair of lovers to keep their love a secret. This would have kept Pyramus and Thisbe from sneaking out to meet each other, and Romeo and Juliet from hiding their marriage and prevented Romeo from being banished.
As soon as the nurse finds out that Tybalt is dead her reaction is very troubling and she doesn’t exactly know how to break it to Juliet so at the end result she says, “Tybalt is gone, and Romeo banished; Romeo that kill’d him, he is banished.” (3.2.69-70). This quote is a literal and a grammatical structure because Juliet is very upset but angry as well, she is young and she doesn’t exactly known what to do in the situation. Romeo’s blamed for the death of Tybalt. Fat occurs again when Romeo comes to the understanding that Juliet is dead and he kills himself too. At the start of the play Romeo dreams that if he goes to
The two families hold a immense responsibility for the deaths of the star cross lovers as they kept the feud going far longer than what was necessary. The conflict set a strong presumption that Romeo and Juliet's relationship would not be supported, forcing them to keep it secret.The rivalry also caused Tybalt and Mercutio’s violent deaths which had an enormous effect to how their love story ended. Juliet's parents especially should be blamed. Lady capulet, Juliet's mother was narrow minded and domineering. She believed an arranged marriage was a necessity for Juliet without considering Juliet's opinions or concerns.
If he never went to go see her then they wouldn’t have gotten married, and they would both be alive. Also, Romeo bought the poison from the Apothecary, without taking the time to think things thorough, just because he was told Juliet was allegedly “dead.” “I do beseech you, sir, have patience. Your looks are pale and wild and do import Some misadventure.”(5.1.27-29) Even Balthasar tried to talk some common sense into him, but Romeo wouldn’t listen to him. Furthermore, he killed himself, and it wasn’t because he didn’t have another choice. In the end when it came to the decision of killing himself Romeo was the one who chose to drink the poison.
Friar was also the person who orchestrated the plan to fake the death of Juliet. This plan failed miserably and caused the death of the two lovers. Another character that fate influenced was the Nurse. The Nurse was the first person to be notified of the relationship between Romeo and Juliet and she could have easily stopped the marriage. Another example is Tybalt’s death, which resulted in the wedding of Paris and Juliet to be planned earlier and resulted in Romeo’s banishment from Verona.
In Noah’s reasoning, if Lucius dies, Ivy will forget about him and be forced to move on, but is not the case. Noah does not realize that if Lucius dies and he is the cause, Ivy would never forgive him. Noah was also upset that Lucius had what Noah wanted, and attempted to kill him out of
Father’s Egotistical Behavior Who is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet? Capulet was to be the most responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet since he had the most negative influence over the situation. First, Capulet forced Juliet to marry Paris in order for his family to climb the social ladder. Then, Capulet refused to even listen to his daughter when she pleaded with him to not force the marriage. Instead he verbally abused her and threatened to disown her if she would not obey his command to marry Paris.